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Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (October 2011)

The videos we featured in October, 2011 were among most popular (most viewed) videos of the year.

The mega-popular video featuring John Entwistle‘s isolated bass on “Won’t Get Fooled Again” ranked #1.

Rounding out the top 10 is our own wacky “How to Fix a Guitar” video, plus some amazing performances by Daniel Rey, Tal Wilkenfeld, Victor Wooten, Scott Ambush, Juraj Griglak, Nathan Watts and Fabio Meridiani.

Which one is your favorite?

John Entwistle: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Isolated Bass

1. John Entwistle: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Isolated Bass

This clip comes from the 1979 film, The Kids Are Alright, featuring the isolated bass work of John Entwistle on the Who’s classic “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. Give it a little time before the Ox dives in, around the 50 second mark.

Daniel Rey: Palenque

2. Daniel Rey: Palenque

Facebook friend César Romo Castro sent us this video of bassist Daniel Rey performing his original composition, “Palenque”. Daniel’s technique is truly remarkable – especially his right hand, which doesn’t look quite human. Have a video to share? Drop us a note at videos@notreble.com.

Ben Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal Wilkenfeld: “Steal My Kisses” Live

3. Ben Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal Wilkenfeld: “Steal My Kisses” Live

When I found out this video existed (much less the performance), I was highly jealous of the entire audience who was able to witness it (Ben Harper + Tal Wilkenfeld!) Luckily, someone in the audience was able to capture it for the rest of us. In this video, Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal perform Harper’s…

Scott Ambush’s Solo at Richmond Jazz Festival

4. Scott Ambush’s Solo at Richmond Jazz Festival

Spyro Gyra’s Scott Ambush balances between funky and soulful on this solo from the Richmond Jazz Festival earlier this year. The band grooves hard while playing around their tune “On the Road.”

Juraj Griglak: Bass Jam in Japanese Guitar Shop

5. Juraj Griglak: Bass Jam in Japanese Guitar Shop

Slovakian bassist Juraj Griglak absolutely kills it in this clip for what appears to be a random passer-by in a Tokyo guitar shop. Check out Griglak’s serious case of bass face at 0:59.

Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Resolution

6. Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Resolution

Here’s a great look at Victor Wooten and Dave Matthews Band drummer Carter Beauford in studio and performing a great tune from Yin-Yang. “This is another song that Carter had to walk in and learn on the spot,” Victor said. “He switches between 6/8, 3/4, and who knows what during this song. As usual he…

Stevie Wonder: “Spain”, Live with Nathan Watts

7. Stevie Wonder: “Spain”, Live with Nathan Watts

So cool. Here’s Stevie Wonder and band performing Chick Corea’s “Spain”. Nathan Watts is holding down the low end, in his usual awesome way. Part 2 of the video has a tasty solo from Watts. This clip comes from the Live at Last DVD, filmed at the O2 Arena in London in 2008. Part 1:…

Edmond Gilmore: Donna Lee (Jaco Pastorius Cover)

8. Edmond Gilmore: Donna Lee (Jaco Pastorius Cover)

Facebook friend and bassist Edmond Gilmore shared his impressive take on Jaco Pastorius’ take on “Donna Lee”. Edmond said, “This clip was made with full Conga Cover… testing my amazing Fbass AC-5.” Well done, Edmond. Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com.

No Treble Originals: How to Fix a Guitar

9. No Treble Originals: How to Fix a Guitar

No Treble’s all-new original video tutorial for fixing a guitar. Be sure to share this excellent advice with your guitar player friends. Just 3 easy steps! Video by Buzonya. Voice over by John Mangino.

Fabio Meridiani: The Sync

10. Fabio Meridiani: The Sync

Once again, Fabio Meridiani caught our ears with this performance of “The Sync”, a cool and funky solo bass piece from Fabio’s album Subline 2.

Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.